Assistant Director for Scholarship Giving

Posted on 08/20/2021

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill, NC

Position Description

The University of North Carolina has enjoyed a long-standing place among leaders in higher education since it was chartered in 1789 and opened its doors for students in 1795 as the nation’s first public university. Situated in the beautiful college town of Chapel Hill, N.C., Carolina has earned a reputation as one of the best universities in the world. Carolina prides itself on a strong, diverse student body, academic opportunities not found anywhere else, and a value unmatched by any public university in the nation.

Carolina Development is proud of its donor-centered philosophy, pursuing activities that always respect the interests and intentions of the donor as well as the University. The organization’s collaborative nature is a critical component to fulfilling our mission of raising private funds to benefit the university. The university is in its third campaign and focused on several signature initiatives including the Carolina Edge-a $1 billion campaign for student scholarships.

Reporting to the Senior Associate Vice Chancellor for Development, the Assistant Director will assist the Scholarship and Student Aid development team through the planning and implementation of direct marketing strategies and project management. Strategies may include direct mail, email, social media, website, communications, event planning, donor stewardship, volunteer management, and a variety of campaign-related initiatives.

Educational Requirements         

  • Bachelor’s degree is required.

Qualifications and Experience  

  • Qualified candidates must demonstrate exceptional verbal and written communication skills with both internal and external audiences; editing skills; attention to detail; the ability to work effectively and collaboratively as part of a team; the ability to maintain confidentiality; project management skills with the ability to organize and work on multiple and competing projects simultaneously; superior customer service skills for prospects and donors.
  • Preferably two years of higher education development, direct marketing for higher education or related experience. Candidates should have working knowledge of MS Office suite including Word, Excel, and Access, and working knowledge of common social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Experience with UNC Chapel Hill’s Davie database (Blackbaud’s CRM) is preferred. Ability to interact effectively in a comprehensive research university setting. The ability to work effectively with a variety of campus departments including consultation and advisement of constituent school and unit colleagues. A high energy level and strong drive to be successful. Ability to think logically and strategically.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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